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Google Hacks 2ND Editionby Tara Calishain
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Whether you're a high school student looking for the latest info on your favorite rock group, or a seasoned attorney researching an old case, you're probably using Google. It seems like everyone is. And who can blame them? With access to more than three million documents in over 30 languages, Google is a researcher's dream. It's no wonder, then, that nearly 150 million Google searches are conducted each day. As a result, people are hungry to learn new ways to maximize its usefulness. Truth is, there are dozens upon dozens of techniques to learn each designed to make your Google search more time-efficient, more productive, and more fun. And this second editon of Google Hacks has the inside scoop on them all. An absolute must-have guide for anyone who searches the Internet and these days that's just about everybody Google Hacks takes its best-selling predecessor one step further. In plain language, Google Hacks is an updated collection of industrial-strength, real-world tested solutions to practical research problems. Best of all, each of its 100 hacks are easy to read and digest no confusing terminology or extraneous information to hamper your understanding. And although they can be read in just a few short minutes, when put to use, they can easily save you hours of research time. Now that's bang for your buck!
Book News Annotation:
In this update of the 2003 edition, computer experts present 100 "hacks," that is, insider tips and tools for locating "...that needle of information in a haystack that just will not stop growing" (so described by Google's director of technology). After noting that search engines preceded the Web, Calishain and Dornfest offer specifics utilizing programming code to narrow searches, conduct searches that the current Google interface does not support, and use Google's Gmail, advertising services, and official toolbar (the controversy over its AutoLink feature is not mentioned).
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An absolute must-have guide for anyone who conducts web searches using Google, this second edition of Google Hacks takes its best-selling predecessor one step further. In plain language, it is an updated collection of industrial-strength, real-world tested solutions to practical Google research problems. How has it improved, exactly? Well, not only does it feature dozens of refreshed hacks, the new edition also includes 25 completely new hacks for your searching pleasure. You can mine the enormous amount of information that Google has access to with complete and utter confidence, knowing that you're applying the very latest search techniques. With valuable material on gmail, quick links, mailing lists, and more, it's an indispensable tool. Best of all, each of its 100 hacks are easy to read and digest--no confusing terminology or extraneous information to hamper your understanding. And although they can be read in just a few short minutes, when put to use, they can easily save you hours of research time. Now that's bang for your buck!
Google Hacks is a collection of industrial-strength, real-world, tested solutions to practical problems. The book offers a variety of interesting ways for power users to mine the enormous amount of information that Google has access to, and helps you have fun while doing it. You'll learn clever and powerful methods for using the advanced search interface and the new Google API, including how to build and modify scripts that can become custom business applications based on Google. Google Hacks contains 100 tips, tricks and scripts that you can use to become instantly more effective in your research. Each hack can be read in just a few minutes, but can save hours of searching for the right answers. Completely updated to reflect the major changes in the Google API and Google functionality, the new 2nd edition should continue the tradition of strong, steady sales set by ts predecessor.
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About The Author
Tara Calishain is the editor of ResearchBuzz, a weekly newsletter on Internet searching. She's also a regular columnist for SEARCHER and has written for a variety of other publications. Her author/co-author credits include Google Hacks and Official Netscape Guide to Internet Research.
Table of Contents
DedicationForewordForeword to the First EditionCreditsPrefaceChapter 1: WebChapter 2: Advanced WebChapter 3: ImagesChapter 4: News and GroupsChapter 5: Add-OnsChapter 6: GmailChapter 7: AdsChapter 8: WebmasteringChapter 9: Programming GoogleColophon
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